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    The goal of the K-12 Literacy department is to develop, empower, and inspire confident, compassionate, and competent readers, writers, and critical thinkers.

Literacy Programs

  • Achieve3000

    Achieve3000 is an online learning platform that allows students to engage with grade-appropriate, complex text connected to the curriculum. It is designed to help students advance their nonfiction reading skills by providing differentiated online instruction.

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  • Canvas

    Canvas is a learning platform that allows teachers to create a custom K–12 online learning environment to equitably scale student achievement and enact learning initiatives at every level.

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  • K-12 Comprehensive Reading Plan for 2020-21

    The K-12 Comprehensive Evidenced-Based Reading Plan (CERP) outlines the district’s reading goals, assessments and monitoring plans for the school year. The plan ensures evidence based practices and materials are used to teach students reading, multi-tiered system of supports are available for all students, and effective progress monitoring is happening to ensure all students are moving towards success in the key components of reading. Additionally, the plan contains information on professional development opportunities, coaching requirements, and the CERP budget allocation for the school year.

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  • 2020-21 Lowest 300 Schools Additional Reading Time Plan

    A plan is required to explain how schools throughout the state falling in the “Lowest 300” (identified by reading scores) will be supported with additional time in reading. This plan names the district’s Lowest 300 schools, outlines what the 150 minutes reading block will look like at our Lowest 300 schools, and addresses the progress monitoring plan for these schools.

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  • Edgenuity

    Edgenuity’s online courses and curriculum are built using an instructional model grounded in research and are aligned to state standard. The program combines direct-instruction videos featuring expert, on-screen teachers with rigorous assignments, performance tasks, and assessments to engage students and ensure subject-area mastery.

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  • Journeys

    Journeys is a comprehensive English language arts program. It provides an instructional system for reading both literature and informational text, for acquiring foundational skills, and for developing mastery of speaking, listening, and writing.

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  • Paths to College and Career

    Paths to College and Career is a comprehensive English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum that meets the rigorous requirements and instructional shifts of the Language Arts Florida Standards (LAFS). Paths to College and Career (for grades 6–10) deeply engages students in authentic experiences while building their literacy skills and expanding their knowledge of the world around them as they grow toward college and career readiness. Paths to College and Career supports teachers’ understanding of LAFS-aligned instruction that challenges and engages all students as they read, discuss, and write about complex texts.

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  • Ready LAFS

    Ready LAFS uses authentic texts to engage students in close reading strategies across genres. Lessons are organized around strategic scaffolds that build student confidence. High Depth of Knowledge-level questions are embedded within the lessons to require students to use strategic thinking and complex reasoning.

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    The SIPPS program provides a structured literacy approach to foundational skills instruction through explicit instructional routines focused on phonological awareness, spelling-sounds, and sight words, with immediate application to reading connected text and to spelling.

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  • SpringBoard ELA

    SpringBoard ELA helps students build extensive content knowledge with close reading and analysis of texts, critical viewing of select films, wide-ranging independent reading, and lively, engaging classroom discussion. Language skills and knowledge are incorporated as part of an integrated approach to reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

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